Guide to Tax Free shopping in Czech Republic

How to shop Tax Free in Czech Republic?

  • Step 1: Go shopping
  • Look for Planet logo and ask for Planet Tax Free form when making a purchase
  • Step 2: Get Customs validation
  • Step 3: Return your Tax Free form to Planet and receive your refund

Shopping in Czech Republic

Go shopping and get your Tax Free form.

Czech Republic Currency: CZK
  • 21%Standard VAT rate
  • 12%Medicines, pharmaceutical and books
  • Minimum spend:
    • CZK 2001
  • Shoppers eligible for VAT / Sales Tax Refund:
    • Shoppers who are permanent residents in a non-EU country
  • Time limits:
    To receive a Customs stamp:
    • 3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form
    To receive a refund:
    • 6 months from the issuing date of the Tax Free Form
  • Refund limits:
    • Pre-validation Cash: CZK 73000
      Pre-validation Credit Card: CZK 73000
      Post-validation Cash: CZK 73000

Get your Tax Free form approved by customs

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Refund requirements

Required for refunding:

  • Fully completed Tax Free forms stamped by Customs

Required for customs approval:

  • Fully completed Tax Free form
  • Unused purchased goods and receipts
  • Passport and travel documents

Customs advice:

  • Remember to validate your Tax Free forms at Customs at the last exit point before leaving EU.

Special note:

  • Czech Customs has introduced an electronic Customs validation system for Czech Tax Free Forms that leave EU from Czech Republic. This validation system will run simultaneously with normal physical stamping. Kiosks are located besides Customs at Václav Havel airport, Prague. Forms will be scanned via barcode scanner with tourists details and boarding tickets at Customs office.

How can I get my refund?

  • Visit any Planet Refund Office
  • Present the validated Tax Free forms and get your refund
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  • Standard refund
  • If you haven't received your refund at our Refund Point, provide your payment details on the Tax Free form, get Customs validation and return the Tax Free form by post using Planet prepaid envelope. You can also leave your Tax Free form in one of our Planet drop boxes.

What other refund options are available?

  • Before leaving the EU from Czech Republic you may get your refund prior to export validation
  • To take advantage of this refund method the spend must be above 2001 CZK per Tax Free form
  • If you received a refund in your shopping destination before Customs validation, you must get your Tax Free form approved by Customs and return it to Planet within 21 days of refund, or your credit card used for guarantee will be charged.
  • At the airport, please allow enough time for the Customs approval process before your flight departs.
  • Make sure the goods are sealed and unused.

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